International trade in the New World: from Christopher Columbus to Bill Gates

Burke, ME 1999, International trade in the New World: from Christopher Columbus to Bill Gates , in: Crimea 99: Libraries and Associations in the Transient World, 1999, Sudak, Crimea, Ukraine.

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International trade is vital to the success of all our countries. Trade was considered so important in the 15th and 16th centuries that many voyages were commissioned to find new markets in the form of continents discovered by various explorers such as Columbus, Magellan and Vasco da Gama. These new countries then formed what came to be known, within that period, as the “New World”. Today, in mid 1999, on the very brink of the millennium our “New World” has been created by moves towards freedom and harmony. Trade between countries and continents is freer now than it has ever been before. This in part is due to major changes which have taken place in the last 15 years or so, such as the success of the European Union to remove trade barriers in EU member countries; the collapse of the Soviet bloc; the rise of multi national companies and the developments in trade communications and technology. We are moving towards a digital future where society is led by the changes in technology such as those engineered by Bill Gates who some say has led the world changes by the creation and mass marketing of Microsoft. This paper will give an overview of the changes in the world which have led to today’s digital society and will discuss points of contact and sources of information for large and small organisations who wish to trade with the UK.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General)
Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General) > K3840 Regulation of industry, trade, and commerce. Occupational law > K3941 Trade and commerce
Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 14:54
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:19

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